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City Lit Books

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City Lit Books

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 24 days ago
Job Role
Bookstore Staff, Customer Success
Employer's Industry
Job Schedule
Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Job Description

Do you think you can recommend the perfect book for any customer? City Lit Books, an independent bookstore in Logan Square, is seeking a passionate book lover with exceptional customer service skills to join our team. The perfect candidate will bring a proactive attitude and enthusiasm to the store every day. This is a great opportunity to contribute to building a community around book culture.

Love of books is not enough! Retail experience is required; experience in the book industry strongly preferred. Strong customer service skills required. Degree in literature or writing preferred not required. Experience with event planning and social media promotion are a plus. Regular part-time position. Required availability: 20 - 25 hours per week to include one weeknight evening and one weekend day.

Please send your resume and a cover letter stating why you would love this position and how your experience is relevant to creating an amazing bookstore.

Business Overview

Our Story

We know that every time we read a book, it changes us. City Lit is here to help you find that special book that changes your understanding of the world around you. The book that takes you to an alternate universe. The book that brings you home to emotions and experiences that are at once new and familiar.

Our overarching goal is to build a strong community around the written word. In the two years it has taken to bring City Lit to realization, we have been amazed and thrilled by the people who immediately responded with an intensely personal account of that special book that touched them; that delighted them. And we know we have only scratched the surface of what this community will become. We know you are out there! Come help us create something special!

In time, we at City Lit Books hope to come to know exactly the next book that you must read. We hope to become the place that you go to meet the next big author and the place you go to interact with others who share the same appreciation of good writing. Ultimately, we will be looking to you to help make us the best bookstore anywhere. Period. And if we ever approach that lofty goal, it will only be because of you.


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Community Oriented
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